Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed: On [Not] Getting by in America has become a favorite of common reading programs in colleges, high schools, libraries, and communities all over the country.
The Freshman English Program at University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point is one of many programs using the book in this academic year. Nickel and Dimed will be assigned in all sections of Freshman English this fall and next spring. All students are required to take the course, which emphasizes practice in research and composition. By the end of the Spring 2010 semester, every member of the class of 2013 will have read, discussed, and written about the book.
Ms. Ehrenreich’s latest work, Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America, will be available from Macmillan this month.